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Crews begin installing underground drinking water pipeline between Louisville and Hardin County

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Crews have started the job of installing a massive underground pipeline between Louisville and Hardin County for drinking water.

Workers broke ground today on a four-and-a-half mile water main. It will supply the northwest part of Hardin County with additional drinking water from the Louisville Water Company.

A $4.5 million grant from the Base Realignment and Closure Act will pay for the project. It allows the Hardin County water district to buy additional water from Louisville. 

"This water district already does a great job of providing a safe, clean supply of drinking water," said Kelley Dearing Smith, spokesperson for the Louisville Water Company. "What they really needed was a backup supply and an additional supply."

The project will be finished next year.

The Louisville Water Company is also getting ready to start installing a pipeline along I-64 to Shelbyville because of all the growth in that area. 

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